Money Grabbing B******* . . . . .
Since the Spring of 2002, I have been buying and selling on eBay and to a lesser extent, on other auctions (in the UK). This has been a very enjoyable past-time, especially the selling bit.....
Trying to get more hints on selling on eBay, I started scanning the "community discussion" area to see what was going on among other auctioneers. These were an enthusiastic bunch on the whole, always willing to help. However, looking at subjects centred around eBay and Paypal charges had a belligerent feel emerges as some posts complain about "extortionist practices" by the company. I found this attitude very contagious and started to feel the same - "eBay charge us for listing and sales, then Paypal takes a portion on the money paid to us". I even tried to transfer some listing to other on-line auctions that did not charge listing fees but found that the result in terms of bids dropped steeply. Obviously eBay was the leader in its field.
After a while, I realised that this attitude towards auction charges I "caught" had taken away my original enjoyment of selling on eBay. Luckily, I started to understand that even though I had to pay the charges, I did not need to feel bad about it. After all eBay is a company with innovative user friendly website offering a service that is unrivalled. They employ quality staff that are always improving the site in areas of ease of use and safety. This thought made me feel much better about using eBay and I happily list on them these days! I still use other auctions like eBid as they are also useful in buying and selling certain types of goods. If you want to try out eBay click on this link "Register on eBay.co.uk!". If you join up via this link and start bidding, I will be rewarded - thanks!